Allume Systems, Inc., an IMSI company, today shipped StuffIt Standard 9.0 for Windows, including the free StuffIt Expander access tool. With its revolutionary new photo compression technology, StuffIt achieves a level of compression no other product has been able to do, allowing users to reduce the size of their JPEG photos up to 30% with absolutely no loss in image quality.

Where existing archive technologies such as zip are unable to further compress JPEG photos, StuffIt’s patent-pending technology enables users to fit more data onto CDs, DVDs, and other storage and backup media. Allume’s new technology also provides a significant bandwidth saving for professionals, businesses, and hobbyists looking to share images over the Internet or on the network. .

Pricing and Availability

StuffIt Standard for Windows’ MSRP is $24.99 and is available directly from Allume and popular retailers. StuffIt Expander is always free to customers and their archive recipients. Upgrades are available for existing registered StuffIt users and from StuffIt Standard to StuffIt Deluxe, the full compression software. Allume is also offering a competitive upgrade to users of any standalone compression software product, for $14.99, until the end of May 2005. .

System Requirements:

Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, or 2003 Server; at least 64MB of installed RAM; 40MB hard disk space.